Dilemma (song)

2002 single by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland
Nelly single featuring Kelly Rowland
from the albums Nellyville and Simply Deep
Released 15 October 2002
Genre R&B, Pop rap
Length 4:49
Label Universal Records, Columbia Records
Writer Nelly, Patti LaBelle, Kelendria Rowland, Jermaine Dupri
Producer Ryan Bowser
Nelly singles chronology
Hot in Herre
Air Force Ones
Kelly Rowland singles chronology
Nellyville CD track listing
On The Grind
Simply Deep CD track listing
Haven't Told You

"Dilemma" is the 2002 hit single by the rapper Nelly. The song featured Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child. It was released from the 2002 album Nellyville. "Dilemma" was Kelly Rowland's first international solo song away from Destiny's Child. She had previously appeared on Avant's "Separated", which was released in the United States only. It was also the first single from her debut album Simply Deep. It is based melodically on and uses lyrical elements of Patti LaBelle's "Love, Need and Want You" from her 1983 album I'm In Love Again. LaBelle also plays a part in the music video, as Kelly Rowland's mother. Kelly Rowland's part in "Dilemma" was originally offered to Christina Aguilera, but Aguilera declined the offer. Two years later, Nelly approached Aguilera once again for the recording of "Tilt Ya Head Back", a critically-acclaimed but less successful track (in terms of the Billboard Hot 100 chart) on Nelly's later album Sweat.

Formats and tracklistings

International Vinyl

Side A

  1. "Dilemma" (radio edit)
  2. "Dilemma" (UK Garage radio edit)

Side B

  1. "Dilemma" (Jason Nevin's club remix)
International CD
  1. "Dilemma" (radio edit)
  2. "Dilemma" (Jason Nevin's remix edit)
  3. "King's Highway"
  4. "Dilemma" (video)